Chung Ho Jin


Physical Education & Sports Science (PESS)

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Research Interests
Sociology of Sport, Qualitative Research Methods, Michel Foucault, Discourse Analysis, Physical Education and School Sports, Sport Policy, Ball and Racket Sports (Soccer, Handball, Baseball, T-ball, Tennis, Badminton), Other Sports (Skiing, Swimming)

  • Designation
    • Lecturer
    • Member, NIE Staff Welfare Committee (NIE SWC)
    • Chair, Public Relations Committee
    Short Bio

    Dr. Chung joined the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore as a member of the faculty in the field of sociology of sport in 2013. He initially joined the NIE/NTU as the first postdoctoral fellow for Physical Education and Sport Science (PESS), conducted a research that was funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), and also taught students as a part-time lecturer. Prior to joining the NIE/NTU, he had worked for the Seoul National University of Education (SNUE) which is the national teacher preparation institute in South Korea as an assistant head. During his time in SNUE, he won an excellent staff award from a president of SNUE. He used to be an assistant head of sociology of sport lab and a part-time lecturer at the Korea National Sport University (KNSU), the national elite sports centered institute. He obtained his MSc and PhD at the Korea National Sport University in 2005 and 2009 respectively.

    His work has focused on revealing the relationships of people who contribute to the formation of social scientific knowledge in the realm of physical education and sports and the discourse structure surrounding the relationships. The research topics that he has been publishing are the following five areas: (a) the contribution of sociological knowledge to physical education and school sports; (b) archaeology and genealogy through the lens of Michel Foucault; (c) the structure of sport policy discourse; (d) a history of the present as to the mainstream discourse of physical education classes in public schools; (e) people's social behaviour on the media platforms. He was a secretary of the Korean Society for the Sociology of Sport (KSSS). He is currently an active member of the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) and the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS), presents his research annually and has been invited to numerous international conferences.

    • Postdoctoral Fellow (National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2012)
    • PhD [with distinction] (Sociology of Sport, Korea National Sport University, South Korea, 2009)
    • MSc (Sociology of Sport, Korea National Sport University, South Korea, 2005)